Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of sugar. My mom went out of the way to make sure sugary snacks and drinks weren’t really a thing in our house, partially because she doesn’t really like sweet treats, but also I suspect to make sure I wasn’t hooked on sweets as a kid.
If we had juice in the fridge, or Kool-Aid (because it was the 90s), it was so watered down that my friends who came over wouldn’t even want to drink it.
Looking back, this kind of hilarious, and even to this day, I still water down my orange juice and I even drink chocolate milk with 1/2 white milk and ice cubes. (If you think this is weird, you’re not alone.)
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My own daughter, who just turned 10, usually opts for water because she knows we think about juice like a treat. I know it can be such a slippery slope away from drinking enough water when kids would rather have juice, and since she never grew up with sweet drinks in the house, I’m thrilled that she’s such a great water-drinker. (Hydrate, people! It’s been my goal for 2019 to drink MORE WATER every single day.)
- They contain 60% less sugar than other best-selling fruit juices
- They contain no added sugars or sweeteners
- They’re made up of 50% organic fruit juice and 50% filtered water
- They contain 100% of your daily vitamin C in just one cup
- They’re processed and packaged entirely in Canada
You’ve got to know I was feeling pretty heard when a company sought me out to say that not only do they make a juice that’s already mixed with water and contains less sugar, but it’s also organic and made in Canada.
The package arrived just before her party which was perfect timing because with all that cake and candy, I didn’t really want them to have a super sugary juice to top it all off, but water seems a bit boring for a birthday.
Instead, I served up a tray of their 200ml juice boxes in a host of flavours, including Fruit Fusion, Watermelon Apple, Lemon Iced Tea, Strawberry Kiwi, and Clementine.
Those juice boxes were demolished. In the best way possible. Every kid at the party found a flavour they loved (my partner and I are both hooked on the Lemon Iced Tea and we’ve bought more Fruit Fusion for my daughter) and also no one spilled anything.
This has nothing to do with the juice, of course, but if you’re a parent reading this, you know that’s a feat in itself.
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Tip: If you can’t find Oasis HydraFruit at your favourite grocery store, ask if they can bring it in. They really do want to know what shoppers are looking for, so don’t be afraid to ask! The 960ml carton ranges $1.69 to $2.29 CAD and the 8-pack of 200ml juice boxes runs $3.49 to $3.99.
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